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Build-a-lot 4: Power Source HD
Running low on juice
by Jon Mundy 6/12/2012
Product: Build-a-lot 4: Power Source HD
Developer: HipSoft
Publisher: G5 Entertainment
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Strategy
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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"Here's hoping Build-a-lot 4 can get things rolling again."

Those were the closing words of my Build-a-lot 3 review. I wrote them less than a month ago.

Of course, this is another conversion of a relatively old PC game, so it's not like the developer has churned two games out in quick succession.

Nonetheless, two Build-a-lots in close succession only serves to drive home how little the core formula has changed.

Property management

The idea, as ever, is to tackle a series of scenarios in which you must build, upgrade, or otherwise improve upon the property of a small community. ...
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If the last Build-a-lot 3 was feeling a little tired, then Build-a-lot 4 - arriving only a month later - risks popping its own property bubble
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 7
Value: 6
Innovation: 3
Overall: 6
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